Author: Rick |
February 20, 2012 |
In: Ships, UK
Category: Ships, UK
Nice photos #15. In a matter of a few seconds those three ships could launch seven aircraft.and tons of heavy firepower
only 7? The HMS Illustrious can launch something like 5 or 6 Harriers essentially simultaneously, and each of the US carriers could launch a pair, at least.
Each US carrier has 4 catapults. They can't all be fire simultaneously, but they can all be fired within a couple seconds of each other.
I visited that ship twice.. great crew
Shame it's been decommissioned.
HMS Illustrious is not De Commissioned it is expected to be in service until 2014 as a helicopter carrier. I have a Flat that over looks Portsmouth Harbour and I watched her go out only a few days ago. I am properly 300m from her when she is in port.
She went into refit to get the ramp removed as harrier are now out of service and now is used as a helicopter carrier for various airframes including apache.
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